How to Apply

Applications for 2018 are closed for Juneau. We are taking applications for the last remaining slots in the Fairbanks academy on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in attending the BRIGHT Girls summer academy, you will need to fill out a short application. To access the application, please visit the Fairbanks or Juneau page as applicable.

We are interested in hosting a diverse group of girls from all ethnic, socioeconomic, and other types of backgrounds.  In order to qualify, applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in attending. Applicants will be selected by the end of April. In the event that more qualified girls apply than there are spaces, entrance will be determined by lottery.

Who can attend?
Girls entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades in the fall of 2018.

What are the dates?
The 2018 Juneau academy takes place from June 18-29 (with weekend off). The 2018 Fairbanks academy takes place from July 16-27 (with weekend off).  

What is the cost?
There is no cost to attend the academy, thanks to the generous support of the National Science Foundation. We will provide snacks, but girls are expected to bring a sack lunch daily (with the exception of the overnight trip).

We will also be hosting a series of Saturday events for BRIGHT Girls alumna during the 2018-2019 school year.

Is lodging available?
No. This is a day program only. Activities generally take place between 9AM-4:30PM (schedule varies on select days), with one overnight trip included in Fairbanks.